Named By: A. W. A. Kellner, R. G. Figueiredo, S. A. K. Azevedo & D. A. Campos - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Metasuchia, Notosuchia.
Species: L. amicum (type).
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Brazil - Marília Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial dentary (lower jaw).
Though only named for a partial jaw, Labidiosuchus is still quite interesting as reconstructions of the lower jaw have indicated that it would have had a Y-shaped profile, hence the name Labidiosuchus which translates as ‘forceps crocodile’.
- A new cretaceous notosuchian (Mesoeucrocodylia) with bizarre dentition from Brazil. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163:109-115. - A. W. A. Kellner, R. G. Figueiredo, S. A. K. Azevedo & D. A. Campos - 2011.